The OnePlus 6T is the company's most US-friendly phone and not just because it's sold by T-Mo

The OnePlus 6T is the company's most US-friendly phone and not just because it's sold by T-Mo
OK, so the OnePlus 6T dropped yesterday, proving to be every bit as cool as we expected, and — as a pleasant surprise — there wasn't much of an increase in price. As it was previously revealed, the phone will actually be available through T-Mobile, making it the first OnePlus phone officially backed up by a US carrier.

That's sure to make it much more accessible to stateside users, but you know what's even cooler? The OnePlus 6T is also the first OnePlus phone to be compatible with Verizon's CDMA network!

Yeah, if you want to get yourself a “flagship killer” with an in-display fingerprint scanner but you can't get yourself to leave Big Red, you don't really have to. Just grab an unlocked OnePlus (the units sold by T-Mobile will be locked) through the company's online store and you should be good.

According to the company, you will also get VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling on Verizon, so you won't be sacrificing any features.

OnePlus is sometimes questioned for choosing to launch two flagship phones per year, but it does seem that the 6T is a substantial upgrade over the OnePlus 6, which came out earlier in 2018. The tech that the company managed to cram in that sleek body and — more especially — the timing of the launch makes it a potential hit for the holiday season. You've got a ton of “firsts” here and we feel like the Pixel 3 should be shaking in its squeezable frame right now. What do you think?

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  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh



1. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

RIP Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL

2. OneLove123

Posts: 1195; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

And iPhone xs, Xr, and xs max

3. TechGirl90 unregistered

Kudos to OnePlus for breaking the Carrier Barrier! This will be great for competition, because one of the key factors that consumers require in a device is snappiness, and OnePlus delivers on that!

4. burkett375

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

If my essential phone wasn't running so well, I'd buy one. Not sure if I want to give up the rear fingerprint sensor. The front seems way too obfuscated

7. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The Essential phone is still the best bang for the buck available.

8. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

I'd say first gen Razer Phone (when it's on sale)

5. applesnapple93

Posts: 317; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

for a phone site I'd think the writers would realize at some point that it is not required to have CDMA radios to work on verizon. Verizon is actually shutting down their CDMA network.

6. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Hasn't shut down yet though.

9. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

Still, verizon has to allow the phone on the network and keep 3G as a backup incase the customer is in a LTE deadzone. But verizon has a list of phones accepted, and they added the 6T to it, even though the 6 probably has the same LTE bands

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